Finland in the European Union

  • Filename: finland-in-the-european-union.
  • ISBN: 9781135762049
  • Release Date: 2004-08-02
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Tapio Raunio
  • Publisher: Routledge

With a focus on governmental institutions, this book explores the ways in which EU membership has altered the balance of power among key political actors. The authors discuss cultural adaptation to integration, as well as examining the views of the elite and voters. The transformation in national identity, sovereignty and neutrality are also examined.

Finland s National Parliamentary Scrutiny of the Eu

  • Filename: finland-s-national-parliamentary-scrutiny-of-the-eu.
  • ISBN: 010400715X
  • Release Date: 2005-06-13
  • Number of pages: 14
  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office

This report sets out evidence taken by the Committee from members of the Grand Committee of the Finnish national parliament (the Eduskunta), the equivalent select committee in the Finnish Parliament with responsibility for scrutiny of EU matters. Issues discussed include: the ratification of the EU constitutional treaty; euroscepticism in Finland; the role, resources and working methods of the Grand Committee; and role of MEPs.

International Law Aspects of the European Union

  • Filename: international-law-aspects-of-the-european-union.
  • ISBN: 9041104887
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Martti Koskenniemi
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

The debate about the relationship between international and community law usually centres on the question of which of these two 'belongs' to the other, and how 'special' community legal order is in relation to international law. In this volume, a distinguished group of Finnish and British academics and practitioners break new ground by, instead of becoming mired in these questions, clearly examining the international law aspects of the activities of the Community and the Union. In doing so, they have elucidated points of connection and possible points of conflict. The result is a thought-provoking collection of essays which examines community law through the conceptual grid of international law, and thus enriches our understanding of the workings of both.

The European Union and the Nordic Countries

  • Filename: the-european-union-and-the-nordic-countries.
  • ISBN: 9781134804054
  • Release Date: 2005-06-28
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Lee Miles
  • Publisher: Routledge

The European Union and the Nordic Countries provides an authoritative assessment of the intricate relationship between the EU and the Nordic countries. The team of authors includes academics from the five main Nordic countries. The authors explore the ramification of wider Nordic EU membership for particular subject areas, such as economic and monetary union, social and environmental policy, agriculture, fisheries and foreign and security affairs. The authors argue that the impact of two more Nordic countries becoming EU members will prove positive. However, despite further Nordic accessions seeming inevitable, this will not be easy and will require major changes in public opinion in Norway and Iceland.

On the road to Brussels

  • Filename: on-the-road-to-brussels.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105071215193
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Paul Luif
  • Publisher: Purdue Univ Pr

The political dimension of Austria's, Finland's and Sweden's accession to the European Union (Laxenburg papers)

Finland in the New Europe

  • Filename: finland-in-the-new-europe.
  • ISBN: 9780275963712
  • Release Date: 1998-01-01
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Max Jakobson
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Traces Finland's history from Soviet domination to European Union partner.

European Union Enlargement

  • Filename: european-union-enlargement.
  • ISBN: 9781134323869
  • Release Date: 2004-08-02
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Jurgen Elvert
  • Publisher: Routledge

European Union Enlargement provides a comparative analysis of the post-war European policies of those states that joined the European Union between 1973 and 1995. The volume draws upon new empirical research in order to investigate the policies that these 'newcomer' states have had towards Europe since 1945, with an emphasis on their experience of membership and its possible Europeanising effect. A final comparative chapter draws the national European policies of the 'newcomers' together and outlines what they have brought to the EU. The book also tests integration theories against the available evidence, demonstrating their limited explanatory value and the economic, political and cultural specificity of different national paths towards EU integration.

Small States Inside and Outside the European Union

  • Filename: small-states-inside-and-outside-the-european-union.
  • ISBN: 9781475728323
  • Release Date: 2013-04-17
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Laurent Goetschel
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Small States in and outside the European Union offers a broad overview of the small states problematic in Europe. It touches upon definition issues, history, security policy, neutrality, EU institutional aspects and also includes contributors from Central and Eastern European countries. It presents a thorough analysis of different scenarios for EU institutional reform and their repercussions on the influence of small member states. The comparative results are visualized in tables. The work contains several contributions from practitioners who give insight into policy games and issues of national sensitivity not usually covered by purely scholarly publications. The European environment has changed dramatically through the processes of regional integration and rising interdependence. Relations between European states both inside and outside the EU are governed as never before by rules, norms, and fixed procedures. The book investigates the consequences of these developments on the foreign and security policy of small states. Academics and professionals from Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland, as well as from the European Commission and the Council of Ministers, elaborate on these issues. Institutional regulations and traditional power politics as well as the foreign and security policy traditions of the states concerned, including the question of neutrality, are investigated. In addition, the book identifies the main interests of small states in today's Europe and offers an overview of different strategies these states apply in the realm of foreign and security policy. The book is interesting for the case studies it offers as well as for the reflections it contains regarding fundamental questions of the essence of statehood in today's Europe.

A Dictionary of the European Union

  • Filename: a-dictionary-of-the-european-union.
  • ISBN: 9781135081348
  • Release Date: 2013-06-26
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: David Phinnemore
  • Publisher: Routledge

This unique collection of data includes concise definitions and explanations on all aspects of the European Union. It explains the terminology surrounding the EU and outlines the roles and significance of the institutions, member countries, programmes and policies, treaties and personalities. It contains over 1,000 clear and succinct definitions, spelling out acronyms and abbreviations, arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced. Among the 1,000 entries you can find explanations and back-ground details on: accession negotiations atmospheric pollution Central European Free Trade Area common agricultural policy company law statute competition policy the euro Governance White Paper human rights MERCATOR Middle East OLAF - European Anti-Fraud Office refugee policy Schengen Agreement Treaty of Nice US-EC Declaration.

National Parliaments Within the Enlarged European Union

  • Filename: national-parliaments-within-the-enlarged-european-union.
  • ISBN: 9781134149216
  • Release Date: 2007-06-11
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: John O'Brennan
  • Publisher: Routledge

This book presents a wide range of perspectives on the role of national parliaments in EU politics and policy-making. Many accounts of the role of national parliaments portray them as passive victims of European integration. This study instead examines their role within the EU policy-making process, looking at efforts to address perceived democratic and information ‘deficits'. Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of European studies, public policy analysis, and legislative research, this new volume provides: a thorough and wide-ranging synthetic analysis of the position of national parliaments within the EU policy-making structures a range of detailed country studies, including for the first time an analysis of the new member state parliaments in Central and Eastern Europe an analysis of the significant changes to the position of national parliaments brought about by the recent Convention process and the provisions of the EU’s Constitutional Treaty. Making an important contribution to an emerging comparative literature on the parliamentary dimension to EU public policy-making, National Parliaments within the Enlarged European Union will interest students and researchers in the fields of European integration, EU politics, and public policy analysis.

European Union Foreign and Security Policy

  • Filename: european-union-foreign-and-security-policy.
  • ISBN: 9781134351169
  • Release Date: 2004-07-31
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Roland Dannreuther
  • Publisher: Routledge

The end of the Cold War presented a major challenge to Western Europe and to the European Union. It led not only to a whole new set of countries seeking to join the EU, but also to a strong demand for a more intensive EU engagement in the broader regional context. This book assesses whether the EU has successfully faced up to this challenge and has adapted its policies towards its immediate neighbourhood in a coherent and strategic manner. This volume examines EU policy from all its major regional dimensions including assessments of: * the enlargement process to East Central Europe * the increasing engagement of the EU in conflict resolution, most notably in the Balkans, but also in the Arab-Israeli conflict * policies towards the countries of the former Soviet Union, such as Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus * the complexities of EU policy towards Turkey and the Middle East * the transatlantic dimensions of the EU's neighbourhood policies.

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